“Not called!” did you say? “Not heard the call,” I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face – whose mercy you have professed to obey – and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.
Friends, we must get serious about the mission of Christ. It is not a matter of being called into some form of missionary service it is a matter of hearing what our Lord has already said. He called all believers into his mission when he said “go.” He said his disciples will be his witnesses in every sphere of life. He called all believers to love God, and love our neighbor. If we love God how can we not love what He loves? If we love our neighbor as ourselves how can we ignor their cries for help?
May we stand in obedience to the Call! May we be who Christ called us to be!
The Downing Family